Sunday, May 1, 2022
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
In November, 2019 eight large scale #NRNYMurals made their debut around downtown New Rochelle. Created by an international group of street artists curated by Street Art for Mankind, the #NRNY Murals –- a collaboration between the City of New Rochelle and the New Rochelle Council on the Arts -– made a statement about New Rochelle as a diverse city where art plays a pivotal role. The #NRNY Murals drew some of the nation’s leading photographers (including Martha Cooper) to New Rochelle and received media coverage around the world.
Now the New Rochelle Council on the Arts, the City of New Rochelle and curators Street Art for Mankind are working on a new set of murals that will begin taking shape on April 22nd. Once again an international group of world class artists will be creating high impact art, with the goal of putting New Rochelle on the map as the American city with one of the largest curated collections of murals.
The NRCA was awarded a ReStart the Arts grants from ArtsWestchester to create a celebration around the murals completion: On Sunday, May 1st the entire community is invited to an Art Walk (a guided tour of the new murals, with the artists on site to talk about their work) followed by an afternoon of free music, dance and theater performances. MuralFest: Celebrating the NRNY Murals with Art On and Off the Walls will take place at Library Green, the New Rochelle Public Library and New Ro Parc from 1 to 5 pm.
This project is made possible with funds from the ReStart the Arts, a regrant program of ArtsWestchester with support from the Office of the Governor, the New York State Legislature and the New York State Council on the Arts.
For complete details visit the NRCA website at www.newrochellearts.org and follow NRCA on social media (on Facebook @newrochellearts.org and on Instagram @newrochellecouncilonthearts ).
Event Location and Ticket Information
Ruby Dee Park at Library Green
New Rochelle, NY 10801
Handicap Accessible? Yes
Date: Sunday, May 1, 2022
Times: 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Presenter: New Rochelle Council on the Arts
Presenter Website: www.newrochellearts.org